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Edward R. Heckle

Edward R. Heckle

Edward R. Heckle, age 77, of Quincy, died on Friday, July 10, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on December 21, 1942 in Quincy, IL the son of Benjamin and Dolores (Albright) Heckle. Ed was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He married Helene Schuette in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on February 13, 1971. She survives.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Kerri Drury of St. Genevieve, MO; Kelli Gooding of Quincy and Kami Bathon and her husband Matt of St. Louis, MO.
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Alexia Gooding and Maddux Gooding.
ONE BROTHER: Don Heckle and his wife Judy.
ONE SISTER-IN-LAW: Nola Heckle.
Nieces and other relatives also survive.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Ray Heckle.

Ed worked as a Senior Customer Service Representative for Gardner Denver, retiring after 48 years of service. He was most recently a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Ed lived his life for his family. He enjoyed time with his girls and grandkids, gardening and barbequing and was quite the avid bowler back in the day. Some of his favorite times were spent walking with his canine companions, Trooper and Tia, making friends all over the neighborhood. They were also by his side during his battle with leukemia, which he handled with a grace few could match.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 11:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society, Red Cross and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Bud & Rosanna Voss
Quincy, IL
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Helene & girls, we are so sorry to hear about Ed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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Vicki Pillars
Theodore, AL
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I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
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Joni Stockhecke
Mendon, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Praying fot your family.
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Fr Chris Comerford
Decatur, IL
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So sorry. All of you will be in my prayers. Rest In Peace Ed.
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Linda Lubbring
Quincy, IL
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Helene and family. So very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad and difficult time
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VICKIE NOKES
QUINCY, IL
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Ed was my neighbor and I am sure he will be missed. RIP
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Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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Kerri, Kelli, & Kami,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was always so kind and humble. I know how much he loved all of you and how dedicated he and your mother were to your education. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the days ahead and that HE will fill your hearts and minds with only the wonderful memories you shared with your dad. God Bless.
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Andrew Veile family
Quincy, IL
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We were so sorry to hear about Ed
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Karen Watters
Quincy, IL
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Helene and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Ed well but always thought of him as a gentle man and always smiling. Prayers to you.
From:
JoAnn Witte
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I am very sorry for your loss. Ed was such a kind man. I got to know him coming in the Gene Grawe Fund office. He will be missed. Prayers for comfort & peace
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Jeff and Amy Massman
Quincy, IL
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Our condolences to the whole family. Ed was a joy to work with at GD. He will be truly missed. Prayers go out ot the family.
From:
Peggy Lancaster
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Ed was a very kind, resourceful person at GD. Was a pleasure to know him and work with him.
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Cindy Doyle
Quincy, IL
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Helene and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. At work, Ed always had a smile and kind words no matter what the day would bring. We shared many laughs through the years at Gardner Denver. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. God bless...
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Ronnie Schulten
Greenville, SC
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So very sad to hear of Ed's passing. He was one of my favorite people in the whole world. When I moved there in 2005 I don't know what I would have done without his expert assistance at work. The man knew everything. A kinder, nicer person I never met. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Angie Gibson
Quincy, IL
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My condolences to Helene and Girls. Ed was my mentor at Gardner Denver and he taught me so much about work and life. He was a wonderful person and I have so many great memories of him. One of his favorite lines to say during trying times was “one of these Days we will look back on this as the good ole days” and boy was he right! I will miss him. My prayers are with you all.
From:
Mark & Lori
Monroe City, MO
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So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Mark and I thought a lot of you two. We enjoyed spending time with you guys at dance events. May your many memories sustain you through this difficult time.